Northeast USA Top Attractions

 

1
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
E Basin Dr SW and Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC   20024
20024 Southwest,
Washington DC 0;
 
http://www.nps.gov/thje
Designed by John Russell Pope, this Roman-style monument to Thomas Jefferson, the nation's third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, is elegant and simple. Jefferson's 19-foot statue stands within, surrounded by some of his most inspirational writings. This is a perfect after-dinner destination. At night, the view of the Washington Monument across the tidal basin is one of the most attractive in Washington, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
2
Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
 - Ocean County
Jackson, NJ  
Jackson,
New Jersey 1;
     
http://www.sixflags.com
Don't miss out on all the fun this season as Six Flags Great Adventure debuts Bugs Bunny National Park, the park's third children's area devoted to exciting, pint-sized adventures AND an enormous, new wooden roller coaster El Toro, with a 76 degree record-breaking first drop.<br> Classic coasters, exciting thrill rides and tons of fun for guests of all ages! With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including three children's areas, Six Flags Great Adventure definitely offers something for everyone.
3
Boomers
655 Long Island Ave
Medford, NY   11763
Medford (Hamlet) ,
New York State 2;
     
http://www.boomersparks.com/site/medford/
Amusement park with everything from go-carts & carousels to rock walls and rollercoasters. Boomers cafe, and facilities available for general public, group events, corp events and birthday parties.
4
Lake George Scooter & Scootcar Rentals
2199 B State Route 9
Lake George, NY   12845
Lake George,
New York State 3;
http://www.lakegeorgescootcar.com/
"Scootcars are a 2 person, gasoline powered, 3-wheeled motorcycle. They are classified as a moped and only require a regular driver’s license to operate. They are the most exiting way to explore Lake George, they can zip around town and get you anywhere you want to go! Parking is a snap when touring on a scootcar, just park it anywhere you would a motorcycle. <br> We provide helmets and drivers must be 18 years old. If you are 16 years-old with a driver's permit, you may drive a Scootcar with a parent or guardian if they ride with you in the vehicle and if they have ID."
5
Islamic Center
2551 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC   20008
20008 Tenleytown/Cleveland Park,
Washington DC 4;
http://www.theislamiccenter.com
"In November 1944, the idea for building a Mosque in Washington DC was born through a discussion between Mr. M. Abu Al Hawa and the former Ambassador of Egypt, Mr. Mahmood Hassan Pasha. <br> Soon thereafter, a handful of diplomats and American Muslims formed the Washington Mosque Foundation. The Foundation’s membership quickly grew to include representatives from every Islamic nation in the world and American citizens. They all supported the Foundation’s appeal for funds. They managed to raise enough money that enabled them to purchase the land that the Center sits on now on Washington’s “Embassy Row”. They purchased the land on April 30, 1946, and laid the cornerstone on January 11, 1949. <br> Finally, with its completion, the Islamic Center’s dedication ceremony took place on June 28, 1957. Former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke for the American representatives. In his address, he praised the Islamic world’s “traditions of learning and rich culture” which have “for centuries contributed to the building of civilization.” He affirmed America’s founding principle of religious freedom and stated that: “America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience. This concept is indeed a part of America, and without that concept we would be something else than what we are.”
6
New York Stock Exchange
20 Broad Street
New York, NY   10005
10005 Wall Street,
New York State 5;
   
http://www.nyse.com
As the 20th century dawned, the NYSE was firmly established as one of America’s preeminent financial institutions. It was also experiencing a sustained rise in trading volume. Trading in listed stocks had tripled between 1896 and 1899. It would nearly double again by 1901. <br> More space was clearly needed. So the Exchange invited eight of New York City’s leading architects to join in a competition to design a grand new building. Their instructions: The trading floor was to have more space, more light, and more convenience for the transaction of business.
7
Splish Splash Water Park
2549 Splish Splash Dr  - Exit 72 W LIE(Rte 495)
Riverhead, NY   11901
Riverhead (Town),
New York State 6;
     
http://www.splishsplashlongisland.com/
Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other! The park features 30 rides and runs from May through September. Thrill seekers can have a blast venturing through rides and slides, while the people wishing for more of a relaxing experience can enjoy the waves, rivers and pools. Splish Splash is one of the best places to visit in Long Island with Kids and is voted one of the Best Water Parks in America by the Travel Channel.
8
Washington Convention and Visitors Association
1212 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC   20005
20005 Mall,
Washington DC 7;
   
http://www.washington.org
Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities. By developing and executing centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings. In 2006, visitor spending exceeded $5.2 billion, representing $564 million in new tax dollars for the District of Columbia.
9
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Route 30 East
Lancaster, PA   17602
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 8;
     
http://www.dutchwonderland.com
A History of Providing Family Fun<br> In 1963 the Clark family of Lancaster, PA, founded DUTCH WONDERLAND Family Amusement Park. With just 18 acres and 4 rides it quickly became a welcome destination for family fun. Over the years DUTCH WONDERLAND has grown to 48 acres and over 30 rides, special shows and attractions, and related properties including DISCOVER LANCASTER COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM, OLD MILLSTREAM Campground, WONDERLAND Mini-Golf, and The Gift House at Kitchen Kettle Village.
10
Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, PA  
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 9;
 
http://www.nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell-center.htm
The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. The Liberty Bell is perhaps one of the most prominent symbols associated with early American history and the battle for American independence and freedom. Its most famous ringing, on July 8, 1776, summoned citizens for the reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress. Previously, it had been rung to announce the opening of the First Continental Congress in 1774 and after the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org" target="new">Source</a>
11
Spirit Of Ethan Allen III
348 Flynn Ave.  - Burlington Boathouse, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT   05401
Vermont,
Vermont 10;
   
http://www.soea.com/
Sail away from the ordinary on Burlington, Vermont's largest floating restaurant & cruise ship! <br> May 3, 2002 marked the inaugural sail of the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, Lake Champlain´s largest cruise ship. The Spirit III, 140´ long and with a 33´ beam, accommodates 424 passengers, and is one of Vermont´s largest banquet facilities. The ship was built in 1997 in Salisbury, Maryland, and is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines, navigating at an average speed of seven knots. The Spirit III offers 3 heated and air conditioned decks for cruising pleasure.
12
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ   08103
Camden,
New Jersey 11;
     
http://www.adventureaquarium.com/
Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium! Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals! <br> The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences including the all new Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays; Touch-A-Shark, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Interactive Inlet where you can see what it feels like to touch jellies, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, grass shrimp and more; and Creature Feature, where you can reach in to touch colorful, coldwater creatures.
13
SONY Wonder Technology Lab
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY   10022
10022 FDR,
New York State 12;
   
http://wondertechlab.sony.com/
Saturday, December 29. 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. Every day fearless courier Wilee (Joseph Gordon Levitt) dodges death while weaving through traffic on his custom featherweight bicycle with one gear and no brakes. He always delivers his packages on time, but today's rush delivery could be his last. With a mysterious envelope clutched close and a crooked cop (Michael Shannon) chasing him through the streets of Manhattan, Wilee must pedal for his life. [PG-13] Directed by David Koepp. Running time: 91 mins <br/> Explore exciting NEW exhibits in a dynamic, state-of the art facility that brings technology and creativity together to make learning experiential, entertaining and fun.<br> Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging, and family friendly learning environment.
14
Lititz Springs Park
PO Box 110
Lititz, PA   17543
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 13;
     
http://www.lititzspringspark.org
The history of the Reading & Columbia Rail Road started with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company chartered April 4, 1833 by an Act of the Pennsylvnia Legislature. This is all part of a complex story that began locally in 1857 with generated interest in a railroad between Reading and Columbia. A group of influential citizens from Lancaster and Berks Counties secured passage of a charter creating the Reading & Columbia Rail Road Company, which was signed by Governor James Pollock on May 19, 1857.
15
GardenSK8 Indoor Skatepark
321 Changebridge Road
Pine Brook, NJ   07058
Morris County,
New Jersey 14;
     
http://www.gardensk8.com
The team proud to announce the opening of the New York metropolitan area’s most creative indoor skatepark facility. Hands down the most technical street course and gigantic bowl also know as “The Pirate Bowl”.
16
NBA Store
590 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY   10036
10036 Times Square,
New York State 15;
     
http://www.nba.com/nycstore/
GET IN THE GAME!!! The NBA Store in Manhattan is your one stop shop for everything related to the NBA and provides fans with one of the most fulfilling shopping and entertainment experiences available in New York City. Whether you are a Knick fan, a Laker fan or any fan, the NBA store has your team’s gear at great prices. The sprawling 35,000 square foot store doesn’t just do team licensed gear but also has all of the basketball shoes you need to lace up and head to the court. Of course, if you are in the Manhattan store you don’t have to go far as part of the experience involves trying out your gear on the indoor half-court officially endorsed by the NBA. The fun doesn’t stop there - the store also has a consistent array of multimedia presentations that take you away from a basic shopping experience and instead puts you in front of 50,000 screaming fans on the court of your dreams. For a shopping experience like no other and a chance to look exactly like your favorite basketball heroes, look no further than the NBA Store in Manhattan!
17
Adventureland Amusement Park
2245 Route 110
Farmingdale, NY   11735
Farmingdale (Village),
New York State 16;
     
http://www.adventureland.us
Adventureland is Long Island's home of Family Fun since 1962 - this Family Fun Palace is where Little Kids' Fantasies become reality and Big Kids relive their Little Kid Dreams. <br><br> All of these Fantasies and Dreams will come to life while experiencing any of Adventureland's 30 rides and attractions. So come, explore and see why Adventureland is considered Long Island's Leader in Family Fun!
18
Freedom Trail
99 Chauncy Street, suite 401
Boston, MA   02111
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 17;
     
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org
Goodness knows the world had its share of problems in 1951. The Korean War was raging in the Far East, while race riots flared in the Midwest. America was testing old atomic bombs in Las Vegas, and detonating new hydrogen ones in the Marshall Islands. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was fired for being a relentless hawk, the week after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for allegedly hawking atomic secrets. Actor Ronald Reagan co-starred with a chimp in Bedtime for Bonzo, and red-baiting Sen. Joe McCarthy co-starred with a similar crew, in the infamous House Un-American Activities Commitee.
19
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA   02121
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 18;
   
http://www.zoonewengland.org
Commonwealth Zoological Corporation dba Zoo New England is the private, non-profit corporation that operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Zoo New England subsists on earned revenues and state, private, and corporate funding. Its mission is to be a pre-eminent conservator of endangered animal species, and to provide world-class resources for conservation education.
20
Frontier Town
P.O. Box 691
Ocean City, MD   21843
Maryland,
Maryland 19;
     
http://www.frontiertown.com/
Frontier Town, Ocean City, Maryland’s premier camping resort! Our Woodall’s® Double 5W rated waterfront campground is situated along the beautiful Sinepuxent Bay and features over 500 spacious campsites caterin’ to primitive tentin’ all the way up to luxury 45 foot motor homes, deluxe rental trailers and campin’ cabins. Just 5 minutes away is Ocean City, Maryland with its’ beautiful sandy beaches, famous boardwalk, great fishin’ and amusements galore. <br> Also just a stones throw is Assateague Island National Seashore (home to the wild ponies), the quaint Victorian town of Berlin, Maryland with its’ antique shops, farmers market, weekend festivals and much, much more. Golfers will thrill to the challenge of playing some of the top rated golf courses in the country. Our Water Park with a giant water slide, lazy river and large activity pool is FREE to our campers! Our campers also enjoy a 20% discount to Frontier Town Western Theme Park! Bring along your boat and dock it at our 75-slip marina or enjoy fishing from our 200 foot long fishin’ and crabbin’ pier. No other campground “This (or that) side of the Pecos” offers so much!
21
Strasburg Railroad
Rt. 741 East  - Lancaster County
Strasburg, PA  
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 20;
     
http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/
Strolling through the historic East Strasburg Station and the neighboring town of Strasburg, exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding beautifully restored trains are so much fun that you'll almost forget that you're immersed in a richly educational experience — learning about steam railroading, agriculture, Amish culture and PA Dutch heritage. <br/> The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones "steer" the pint-sized Cranky Car. Browse the Thomas™ Toy Store. Discover an amazing railroad bookstore and railfan shop filled with apparel and merchandise<br/> Across the road is the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where you can explore a world-class collection of more than 100 locomotives and rail cars on display, including the priceless Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection. And nearby is the National Toy Train Museum - another world-class collection.
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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
1 Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA   15206
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania 21;
 
http://www.pittsburghzoo.com/
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people. Whether through our exhibitry, educational programs, or our many conservation projects, our goal is to make certain the Earth remains a suitable home for all life by our discovery of the interconnectedness of the natural world.
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Bailiwick Ranch
118 Castle Road
Catskill, NY   12414
Greene County,
New York State 22;
 
http://www.bailiwickranch.com
A walk through park with A playground, Picnic area, Train rides, Exotic and Farm animals to pet and feed.
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Six Flags' Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park

Lake George, NY  
Lake George,
New York State 23;
 
http://www.sixflags.com/greatEscape/
Over 135 rides, shows, and attractions including seven roller coasters and a full outdoor water park! Looney Tunes National Park , our fantastic new children's area, featuring 10 new rides and attractions. Meeting Bugs Bunny, Tweety, and their Looney Tunes friends, plus enjoying all the new rides, will add up to a day of fabulous fun for our young thrill seekers.
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Water Safari
3183 State Rt. 28
Old Forge, NY   13420
New York State,
New York State 24;
http://www.watersafari.com/
Water Safari - Enchanted Forest, New York's Largest Water Theme Park, located in the Adirondack Mountains (Adirondacks) Old Forge, NY, upstate New York, NY, water safari, enchanted forest, new york, water theme park, water rides, water park, summer fun, largest water theme park, adirondacks, adirondack mountains, old forge, ny, upstate new york, central NY, New York's Largest Water Theme Park. Over 50 water rides and attrations.
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The National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC   20408
Washington DC,
Washington DC 25;
     
http://www.archives.gov
"The National Archives is a bombproof, fireproof facility that protects the nation's most treasured documents. The methods used for storing the documents safely are nearly as interesting as the documents themselves. Sealed glass vaults are raised into the exhibition areas for viewing each day but sink back into safety each night. Here, you will find the most significant of our national documents—the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Among the other documents and artifacts housed here are copies of the Magna Carta and the Emancipation Proclamation."
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Funtown
774 Portland Road
Saco, ME   04072
Maine,
Maine 26;
     
http://www.funtownsplashtownusa.com/
At Funtown U.S.A., fun comes in all shapes and sizes. The park is the home of Maine's only wooden roller coaster Excalibur, Northern New England's largest vertical thrill ride Dragon's Descent, New England's longest and tallest log flume ride Thunder Falls, and our phenomenal collection of kiddie rides. The huge selection of games, shops and family fun activities provides something for everyone. Click on the buttons below to learn what we have in store for you.
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Dinosaur Land
3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway
White Post, VA   22663
Virginia,
Virginia 27;
http://www.dinosaurland.com/
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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd.
Thurmont, MD   21788
Maryland,
Maryland 28;
     
http://www.cwpzoo.com/
Wonderful adventures and exciting new animal friends await you in this 35 acre park. Up-close exhibits and personal information make you feel like one of the family. Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or cougar and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, ducks and other curious creatures in the petting area. Then catch a show to laugh with a parrot, take a 'snap' shot with an alligator, or feel the grip of a python's muscles. Safely meet and touch a luxurious chinchilla, prickly hedgehog or rough lizard.
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Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ   08619
Mercer County,
New Jersey 29;
   
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ, featuring over 250 contemporary sculptures. Plus gallery exhibits, exquisite dining, exciting performances, and workshops for all.
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Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC   20540
Washington DC,
Washington DC 30;
     
http://www.loc.gov/index.html
"Originally intended as a small reference library, the Library of Congress now contains the largest collection of books in the world, with 100 million items, including a Gutenberg Bible and first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The splendor of the magnificent Main Reading Room is worth the visit, but you should also browse the many excellent collections and exhibits in the library's three buildings. Its collections are available for research to adults 18 and older."
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Shields Skatepark and Shop
17 Minneakoning Road
Flemington, NJ   08822
Flemington,
New Jersey 31;
 
http://www.shieldsskatepark.com
A NEW, totally custom indoor skating facility located in a roomy warehouse at 17 Minneakoning Road in Flemington, NJ , near the Flemington Circle. Shields Skatepark has over 18,600 square feet of quarterpipes, ledges, rails, gaps, custom ramps, wedges, boxes, banks, spines, roll-ins, a vert wall and featuring a 46-foot-long, eight-foot-high halfpipe.<br> Attracting skaters and riders from all over the NY, NJ, and Philadelphia area. Come play with the best pros and amateurs in the NorthEast! There's also sponsored contests for riders, skaters, skooters and bikers at all levels. And live band shows. Always something happening just around the corner at Shields!
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Ice Skating at Schenley Park
Schenley Oval on Overlook Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA   15213
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania 32;
http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks/schenley_skating_rink.htm
The Schenley Park Skating Rink is open for ice skating during the winter. Throughout the winter the rink operates daily and offers a variety of public sessions and special sessions such as family nights, adults only nights and college ID discount sessions. The facility hosts three special events: "Skate with Santa" in December, "Mascot Skate" in January, and "Valentines on Ice" in February. The Schenley Park Skating Rink also features a meeting/banquet room with kitchen available for rental year-round.
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ECHO Lake Aquarium
One College Street
Burlington, VT   05401
Vermont,
Vermont 33;
     
http://www.echovermont.org/
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, educates and delights visitors about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. <br> Enjoying a beautiful Lakefront location and privy to stunning views, ECHO is one of the most striking and unique locales in Vermont. Come enjoy the amazing exhibits showcasing the fantastic marine life and history of the Champlain Basin! ECHO offers all sorts of scientific wonders and insights for you to absorb. ECHO also provides extensive resources for community events.
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Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY  
Queens - ZIp 113**,
New York State 34;
 
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/index.jsp
Citi Field is located on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, The stadium is conveniently accessible by subway and Long Island Railroad. You can also take the bus, ferry or drive.
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Asylum Of Horror
Corner of Pocasset St and Davol St
Fall River, MA   02721
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 35;
 
http://www.asylumofhorror.com/
Popular and Scariest Haunted House Attraction located In Historic Fall River, MA close to Battle Ship Cove. Open every Halloween Season
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Flight 93 National Memorial

Stoystown, PA  
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 36;
     
http://www.honorflight93.org/
On September 11, 2001, shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon, the forty passengers and crewmembers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These forty heroes won their battle against terrorists and thwarted a planned attack on our nation’s capital, saving countless numbers of lives, but sacrificing their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.<br/> Because of the quick and determined actions of the passengers and crew, Flight 93 was the only one of the four hijacked aircraft that failed to reach the terrorists' intended target on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew showed unity, courage, and defiance in the face of adversity. The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a place dedicated to the memory of these great heroes; a place for future generations to learn about their actions; a place for healing and understanding.
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Leaming’s Run Gardens and Colonial Farm
1845 Route 9
North Cape May, NJ   08210
North Cape May,
New Jersey 37;
 
http://www.leamingsrungardens.com
A "must visit" for everyone in the Cape May County area. Open to the public since 1978, it’s been a favorite place for visitors to relax and enjoy lush gardens in harmony with the natural beauty surrounding them. It’s an outdoor classroom for children and their families to learn about plants and wildlife. It’s also a living history museum, a historic site that offers glimpses into a long, rich history with colonial origins. <br> There’s something here for everyone: bridges, ponds and nooks are just a part of the many individually designed and expertly crafted gardens that comprise the largest annual gardens in the USA. Leaming’s Run features 25 themed gardens, a fernery, and a shady bamboo grove. Visit the Cooperage Gift Shop where you’ll find gift ideas ranging from books and seeds to dried flower arrangements. Leaming’s Run will educate, inspire, and delight you. The gardens are always changing, so come back often.
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Story Land
Route 16
Glen, NH  
New Hampshire,
New Hampshire 38;
   
http://www.storylandnh.com/
Kennywood Entertainment continues the Story Land legacy begun by the Morrell Family... The inspiration for Story Land came to Bob and Ruth Morrell of North Conway, NH, from a woman they met in Germany, while Bob was serving in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s. <br> Frau Von Arps had created a collection of small dolls based on characters from children's stories, and she suggested that the Morrells build a small village to house them when they returned home to the White Mountains. They took her suggestion much further, deciding instead to bring some of those characters and stories to life in a setting with green grass and flowers, where children are safe and busy at every turn.
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Keansburg Amusement Park
275 Beachway Avenue
Keansburg, NJ   07734
Monmounth County,
New Jersey 39;
 
http://www.keansburgamusementpark.com
Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Family Waterpark offer fun for the entire family by creating memories that last a lifetime. Visit the amusement park and the water park together for one low price by combining classic boardwalk memories with high speed water slides. The beautiful carousel glitters and glides while the brand new rides, the “Moby Dick” and the “Kite Flyer” will excite guests of all ages. The guests never tire of rides like the bumper cars, go carts, and roller coaster but are eager to experience our high tech rides like the Double Shot, Pharaoh’s Fury or Chaos. The team offer one of the largest selections of kiddie rides on the East Coast.
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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Rd.
Allentown, PA   18104-5803
Allentown,
Pennsylvania 40;
   
http://www.dorneypark.com/
Dinosaurs Alive - Step back in time to millions of years ago in our brand new Dinosaurs Alive! animatronic dinosaur park! More than 30 life-sized dinosaurs are on display, some up to 40 feet tall. Guests will visit thematic exhibits along a wooded path, following how they lived, what they ate, how they protected themselves, and how they adapted to their prehistoric world. An educational and exciting attraction that the whole family can enjoy together.<br/> Roller Coasters - Are you looking for roller coasters that will make your head spin, heart throb and hair stand straight up? Then Dorney Park is the place for you! We have a wide variety of thrill-seeking roller coasters that will leave you wanting more! Can you handle it? Wildwater Kingdom and much more.
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Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
150 Cherry Hill Road, Paradise Township  - Lancaster County
Ronks, PA   17572
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 41;
   
http://www.cherrycrestfarm.com/
Located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a unique place where fun, family, and farming come together. A leader on the growing edge of "agri-tainment", working hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of wholesome activities! Farming 365 days a year but the "agri-tainment" division is open just 85 days. A great choice for school or work groups looking to book a field trip, company picnic, teambuilding event, or when looking for fun things to do or tourist attractions in Lancaster, PA
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Lake Champlain Cruises
1 King Street
Burlington, VT   05401
Vermont,
Vermont 42;
http://lakechamplaincruises.com/
Our Northern Lights is a 115-foot long cruise boat, built as a replica to 19th and early 20th century lake steamboats. The main lounge, located below the deck, is finished with mahogany - while the upper deck is surrounded by nothing but stars. She's not just a boat, she’s a unique experience you won't want to miss! <br> Experience the Northern Lights on a daily scenic cruise, or turn it into the magical setting of an event like a concert or wedding. Lake Champlain Cruises promises fantastic memories and a truly amazing experience.
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center
36 Park Place
Newark, NJ   07102
Essex County,
New Jersey 43;
     
http://www.njpac.org/
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has garnered national attention in its first thirteen seasons, serving as a model for programming, audience diversity, education initiatives, and the catalytic role it has played in returning nightlife and economic activity to NJ's largest urban community. On its Opening Night in 1997, NJPAC became the sixth largest performing arts center in the U.S. (based on annual operating budget).
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Jolly Roger
30th Street and Coastal Highway  - 2901 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD  
Maryland,
Maryland 44;
 
http://www.jollyrogerpark.com/
Take a whirl on the fast and furious Riptide Express, or challenge the twists, turns and drops of our Wild Mouse Roller Coaster, the newest roller coaster at the beach. Dive from death defying heights on our world famous Skycoaster, or for the less daring take a 45-foot plunge from our new Lighthouse drop tower. Then, when you're ready for a break, enjoy cool delights from one of our many concession stands. Try your skill at one of our Midway Games or just view the scenery on the Jolly Roger Express, our 1952 antique train. Jolly Roger Amusement Park has rides and games the whole family can enjoy. And as always, there is never a charge to just relax and stroll through Ocean City's only full-service Family Amusement Facility.
46
Zoom Flume Water Park
Rt. 23 West to  - Rt. 145 North
East Durham,    12423
Greene County,
New York State 45;
     
http://www.zoomflume.com/
Located in the northern catskills in beautiful East Durham. This is the largest water park in the catskills. Waterslides, pools, lazy river, picnic areas, group rates and specials.
47
Acadia National Park
Rock- bound shore of Mount Desert Island
Maine, ME  
Maine,
Maine 46;
     
http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
Arcadia National Park is located in Maine on the rock- bound shore of Mount Desert Island. Here you will find granite cliffs side by side with sand, cobblestone beaches and glacier-carved mountains rising from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. The geography of Acadia National Park ranges from meadows and marshes to dense evergreen forests. Everywhere the ocean makes its presence felt, whether by sight, sound or smell. The National Park Service (NPS) protects this unique resource and provides a variety of visitor services.
48
U.S. Capitol Building
1st Street Northeast
Washington, DC   20003
20003 Southeast,
Washington DC 47;
 
http://www.aoc.gov
The United States Capitol Complex is comprised of the Capitol, the House and Senate Office Buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Grounds, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court Building, the Capitol Power Plant, and various support facilities. In addition, work has now begun towards the construction of a new Capitol Visitor Center, an underground facility to be located beneath the Capitol's east front plaza.
49
Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive
Stanhope, NJ   07874
Morris County,
New Jersey 48;
     
http://www.wildwestcity.com/
A western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to “live” in the old west! <br> In addition to the shows, they offer a 24-gauge miniature train ride, stagecoach and pony rides. Guests can browse our shops and museums along Main Street, visit & talk with many knowledgeable townsfolk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people, pan for gold, visit petting zoo or play miniature golf. The Chapel is quietly nestled beyond the town alongside our authentic 1880’s Schoolhouse.
50
Ocean Breeze Water Park
849 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA   23451
Virginia,
Virginia 49;
     
http://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com
Ocean Breeze Waterpark is Virginia Beach's ONLY water park. Located just 1.5 miles from the Oceanfront area, it's a quick trip from wherever you are! <br> Ocean Breeze Waterpark offers 16 waterslides, the 1 million-gallon Runaway Bay wave pool, the Buccaneer Bay children's area and other fantastic attractions. While visiting Ocean Breeze Waterpark, check out the West Indies BBQ, Island Trader Gift Shop, or Shipwreck Island Arcade. <br> Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day each summer.
51
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA   19104
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 50;
     
http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/
Home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. The charter establishing the Zoological Society of Philadelphia was approved and signed on March 21, 1859. Due to the Civil War, however, it was another 15 years before America's first zoo was ready to open. The Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. The Frank Furness Victorian gates and gatehouses, and the Zoo's location, are the same today as they were on the day it opened. One of its assets, then and now, is John Penn's home, The Solitude, which sat on the land chosen for the Zoo. John Penn was the grandson of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. The Solitude is considered to be Philadelphia's most precise and elegant expression of neoclassical style.
52
Claws N Paws Wild Animal Park
1475 Ledgedale Rd
Lake Ariel, PA   18436
Othes cities Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania 51;
 
http://www.clawsnpaws.com/
See animals with over 120 exotic species. Giraffe lory parrots and more. Visit the Petting Zoo and Turtle Town. Dinosaur Outpost, fossil hunts, Dino Dig, triceratops to sit on and more.
53
Polar Caves Park
PO Box 826
Plymouth, NH   03264
New Hampshire,
New Hampshire 52;
     
http://www.polarcaves.com
Fifty thousand years ago, a continental glacier moved southward over New Hampshire covering mountains and valleys. As the ice sheet thawed, great blocks of granite cracked and loosened from Hawk's Cliff. <br> These massive granite blocks fell at the base of the cliff forming Polar Caves, an amazing series of caves and passages through which you can walk.
54
Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ   07960-4299
Morris County,
New Jersey 53;
   
http://www.nps.gov/morr/
Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Morristown. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Morristown are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation's history. Here the Continental Army under Washington's leadership emerged as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force. The Morristown experience is fundamental to both American history, and remains a source of inspiration for Americans and the world.
55
Lake Compounce
822 Lake Avenue
Bristol, CT   06010
Connecticut,
Connecticut 54;
     
http://www.lakecompounce.com
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Funland
6 Delaware Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE   19971
Delaware,
Delaware 55;
   
http://www.funlandrehoboth.com/
Funland is a family amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 18 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and an arcade with video and pinball machines. See Rides and What's New for a better picture of what's in store for your Funland visit. <br> A family owned and operated business since 1962, Funland provides family fun at reasonable prices for those who visit us each summer. Funland's History presents an interesting look at the story behind the park. Rides and games are on a "pay as you go basis" so you can enjoy Funland both as a spectator and a participant.
57
Six Gun City & Fort Splash Water Park
Rt 2
Jefferson, NH   03583
New Hampshire,
New Hampshire 56;
 
http://www.sixguncity.com/
Well, Howdy Partner and welcome to Six Gun City and Fort Splash Waterpark! You've found the home of family fun in Jefferson, New Hampshire, only a short drive from the outside world. Won't you come join us for some good old fashion fun in the Old West? Are you looking for a family getaway where everyone will be happy? Slide back to a time when fun came first with a quick trip to the White Mountains!
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Quechee Gorge Village
U.S. Route 4
Quechee, VT   05059
Vermont,
Vermont 57;
http://www.quecheegorge.com/
Quechee Gorge Village, located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge and originally established in 1985, has since evolved into one of the premier shopping attractions in the state of Vermont, featuring a rich plethora of antiques, collectibles, and craft dealers and several other memorable attractions!
59
Water Wizz
Misquamicut Beach
Westerly, RI  
Rhode Island,
Rhode Island 58;
http://www.waterwizzri.com
The beach was never this exciting! Over 1,000 feet of spills and thrills tunnels and dips that twist and turn into two pools after racing down the speed slides? Test your skill! Located right across from picturesque Misquamicut State beach, Water Wizz is the perfect way to refresh the entire family on a summer day.
60
Southwick's Zoo
2 Southwick Street
Mendon, MA   01756
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 59;
 
http://www.southwickszoo.com/
The Brewer family and its staff are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of all animals. The Southwick team’s mission: to provide an extensive zoological collection and educational facility for our visitors. We strive to promote an exciting environment for a positive family experience. <br> Southwick’s is a privately owned zoo. Therefore, the zoo does not receive state, local, or federal funding of any kind. All admission proceeds go directly towards caring for the animals and upkeep of the zoo. This includes animal housing, appropriate diets, veterinary care, new exhibit design, and all maintenance of zoo facilities.
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York's Wild Kingdom
Route 1
York Beach, ME   03910
Maine,
Maine 60;
 
http://www.yorkzoo.com/
Located in York Beach, Maine has something to offer every member of the family. Each year more than 200,000 people come to visit the largest zoo and amusement park in the area. With exotic animals from around the world, YORK'S WILD KINGDOM is recognized for its rare species and knowledgeable curators. <br> We offer a variety of family rides, paddle boats, an 18 hole miniature golf course, a petting zoo, scenic picnic grounds and even a Haunted House. Educational learning sessions take place throughout the day and a special member of the zoo Rewa---Maine's only White Bengal Tiger---will amaze and delight the child in everyone!
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Vermont Discovery Cruises
348 Flynn Street
Burlington, VT   05401
Vermont,
Vermont 61;
   
http://www.vermontdiscoverycruises.com/
Come and experience the beauty of Vermont aboard the beautiful Moonlight Lady! Immerse yourself in a rich history and culture, a lush natural setting, and the warmth of a friendly crew and passengers! <br> The sixty-five foot Moonlight Lady, replicating a 1920's era plum stem inland waterways cruiser, features 8 cabins each with twin beds, private baths and expansive windows affording stunning lake and sunset views.
63
FedEx Field
1600 FedEx Way
Landover, MD   20785
Maryland,
Maryland 62;
 
http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/
FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins football team. The stadium is now the third largest venue in the NFL in terms of regular capacity.
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White House, The
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC   20500
Washington DC,
Washington DC 63;
     
http://www.whitehouse.gov
For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nation’s capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square…on the river Potomac." President Washington, together with city planner Pierre L’Enfant, chose the site for the new residence, which is now 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
65
Washington National Cathedral
3109 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC   20016
20016 Palisades,
Washington DC 64;
   
http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/index.shtml
"The idea for a national cathedral is as old as Washington itself. In 1791, when Congress selected the site to be the capital of the United States, President George Washington commissioned Major Pierre l’Enfant to design an overall plan for the future seat of government. <br> Since the first services were held in Bethlehem Chapel, Washington National Cathedral has opened its doors to people of all faiths as they have gathered to worship and pray, to mourn the passing of world leaders, and to confront the pressing moral and social issues of the day."
66
Smithsonian Institution Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC   20560
Washington DC,
Washington DC 65;
     
http://www.si.edu/visit
"Commonly known as 'America's attic', the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Organize your tours of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington by starting at the institute's easy-to-locate red sandstone Gothic castle. Ongoing video presentations, touch screens, maps and a helpful staff will help you create a plan to navigate the many varied museums. The building is also commonly referred to as the Castle."
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National Aqauarium in Baltimore
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD   21202
Maryland,
Maryland 66;
     
http://www.aqua.org
The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks to stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments. <br> A member of the Baltimore community, Maryland's leading tourist attraction, and an international icon, the Aquarium provides cultural, recreational, and educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse communities. We are committed to contribute substantially to the economic development of the local region by conducting a financially stable business in a way that demonstrates an awareness of community needs.
68
Tomahawk Lake Water Park
155 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ   07871
Sussex County,
New Jersey 67;
 
http://www.tomahawklake.com/
Celebrating their 53rd spectacular year entertaining parents and children alike, Tomahawk Lake is conveniently located just one hour from the George Washington Bridge in Sparta. NJ. The parks grounds are situated on 200 breathtaking acres that come complete with everything a family could ask including an 18-hole miniature golf course, rustic outdoor beer garden featuring live music on the weekends, Souvenir shops, Softball field, horse-Shoe and volleyball areas, an old fashioned picnic area with more than 800 tables and New Jersey's largest white sand beach featuring an incredible 20-acre lake! Parents and older children will be swept away by Tomahawk Lake's wide variety of incredible water slides and rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awsome Rocky Mountain slide that spans over 500 feet! Visitors can take a wild ride oil Tomahawk Lake's amazing 500 foot tube ride that takes the rider on a fast and furious ride in total darkness!
69
Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA   23504
Virginia,
Virginia 68;
 
http://www.virginiazoo.org/
Zoo members are invited to “feast with the beasts” while taking an early morning peek at their Zoo. Members can graze the Zoo as breakfast is served picnic-style and enjoy watching animals down their early morning meals. Up-close animal encounters and interesting animal facts from Virginia Zoo Volunteers will also be available for guests to enjoy. It's an event you won't want to miss.
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National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC   20560
Washington DC,
Washington DC 69;
     
http://www.nasm.si.edu/museum/flagship.cfm
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics. <br> The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has hundreds of original, historic artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer; the Spirit of St. Louis; the Apollo 11 command module Columbia; and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.
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Ford's Theatre
511 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC   20024
20004,
Washington DC 70;
   
http://www.fordstheatre.org
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln here on April 14, 1865, overshadowed this theater for most of its history. Ford's opened just four years before that fateful night. Restored to its 1865 appearance, Ford's is again a showcase for plays. The basement-level Lincoln Museum displays artifacts from the assassination, including the gun John Wilkes Booth used to kill Lincoln. Mementos from Lincoln's life are also on display. National Park Service rangers give talks 15 minutes after the hour. Across the street is Petersen House , the house where Lincoln died. See website for performance schedule.
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Elizabeth Park

Connecticut, CT  
Connecticut,
Connecticut 71;
   
http://www.elizabethpark.com/
The area which is now known as Elizabeth Park was once owned by Charles H. Pond. Mr. Pond was a wealthy industrialist and statesman whose career included the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Hartford National Bank, and Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.<br> Today the park encompasses 102 acres and boasts many garden areas, pathways, greenhouses, lawns, a picnic grove, a pond and recreation areas.
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Quassy Amusement Park
Lake Quassapaug, Rt. 64
Middlebury, CT   06762
Connecticut,
Connecticut 72;
   
http://www.quassy.com
Quassy offers a multitude of exciting and fun-filled attractions for the whole family. From the thrill of The Big Flush Water Coaster to a pleasant and leisurely ride aboard Quassy Queen II, there is literally something for everyone. <br> Quassy's 24 rides, swimming and boating on beautiful Lake Quassapaug and karaoke for the little ones make Quassy a high priority family destination for safe, affordable family fun.
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New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA   02110-3399
Massachusetts,
Massachusetts 73;
     
http://www.neaq.org
Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.
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Kennedy Center-Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC   20566
Washington DC,
Washington DC 74;
     
http://www.kennedy-center.org
Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.